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The book has three main aims: first, to including Descartes and Habermas, Coker uses these provide a copious understanding of a concept that, initial chapters to set the stage for his further despite its centrality in the configuration of cont- analysis, describing the Greek form of warfare as emporary societies, is still seen by some as a second- well as his envisaged post-human state of warfare.

His description of monumental character of their task and remind us warfare as intrinsically human — demonstrated through that this book is not the definitive work on the topic. By this is meant that the Universal supported. It is also final chapters of the book, however, dealing with important to note that such a monumental work is cyber warfare, robotics and biologically altered not exempt from disparities.

Although each piece soldiers, and discussing how these technologically- functions within the aims of the Handbook, some of driven forms of war are tipping the balance of them are merely descriptive whereas others are excep- relations in warfare away from the human and tionally thought-provoking and original. These dispar- towards a human abstraction, make for a captivating ities are not fatal, although some readers would read. This is, in fact, a conscious choice by the Cambridge: Polity Press, such institutions of force exist.

Indeed, the book is Enforcing Order is a and International Relations in Comparative Per- rigorous ethnographic study of an anti-crime squad spective by Christopher Hood, Desmond King operating in one of the poorest and most ethnically and Gillian Peele eds. Oxford: Oxford University diverse banlieues of Paris, where such riots have taken Press, By documenting and illuminating the routines of the police, as well as their interactions and encounters This is an edited collection of fourteen chapters in this banlieue, it uncovers the everyday violence, which explore the contribution of the University of racism and discrimination inherent to the police Oxford to the discipline of politics.

It is divided into practices. The first focuses on the development Didier Fassin uses ethnography not only to docu- of the discipline as a whole, while the second exam- ment a single reality of a particular Parisian banlieue, ines subfields such as electoral studies and interna- but also to provide informative conceptualisations that tional relations. Chapters in both parts combine can bring light to urban policing in general. Teaching is mainstreamed means to subject formation, marking the immigrant within this account, with frequent references to how and the racially differentiated poor youth of the the PPE Philosophy, Politics and Economics cur- banlieues as the subjects of the state rather than its riculum has evolved as part of the wider intellectual citizens.

This subject formation is a violent and racist and organisational developments. This does not prove to in Nazi Germany, to the Nazi cult of technical be a problem. Raffaele Laudani, example, the chapters by Alan Ryan and Robert in his introduction, charts the efforts of Neumann, Goodin. A further potential issue is the distinctive Marcuse and Kirchheimer to bring into the world institutional structure of the university. As an out- of intelligence the spirit of the Frankfurt School. However, regarding the democratic reconstruction In summary, this is an important volume which of post-war Germany, the American authorities should be read by those who are interested in the were allied with the Christian democratic centre and development of political studies in the UK.

It will also thus the whole process was deprived of the pro- appeal to those who are interested in the development gressive tone of the leftist anti-Nazi opposition of higher education in general and the University of favoured by the Frankfurt group. But they were Oxford in particular. The During the Second World War, three prominent discussion of the Nazi plans for domination provides members of the Frankfurt School — Franz Neumann, an engrossing account of aggression, conquest and Herbert Marcuse and Otto Kirchheimer — worked as political terror.

This volume liabilities. War, the Frankfurt School, political theory and Written between and and declassified intelligence studies. Historians, intelligence experts between and , these documents address a and psychological warfare analysts would also variety of issues ranging from analyses of the Nazi immensely benefit. For the student of public administration its range and analytical rigour offer very useful entry points into Stamatoula Panagakou University of Cyprus many aspects of regulation. Meanwhile, one can imagine an exasperated professional, wanting to know quite why the regulatory regime she experiences is so Managing Regulation: Regulatory Analysis, ineffective, finding in this book a pithy and engaging Politics and Policy by Martin Lodge and Kai explanation; ditto — for the other side of the regulatory Wegrich.

Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, For both audiences — the academic and This is a well-written and very useful addition to the the professional — the fluent tone makes light work of body of literature on regulation, and is part of often very complex issues of policy making. More impor- Abdelwahab Meddeb trans. Jane Kuntz. New tantly, it also argues forcefully for approaching the York: Fordham University Press, Rather, it sets out to expose the many fundamentalists, who have invaded, killed, captured subtle trade-offs, unintended consequences, pressures, and mutilated in the name of their Islamic belief s.

How is assisted during the remainder of the book. These questions are answered in perspectives on regulation, taking the reader through a book by Abdelwahab Meddeb, originally written in Stiglerian interest group politics to a more sociological French in and entitled Pari de Civilisation.

From there, the authors deftly cover a series of social pattern that leads Muslims towards developing key theoretical and practical debates: alternatives to their power through war or vice versa. Each by many Islamic extremist movements in the Middle chapter explains the complexities of these debates via East and Africa. The basic question been concealed behind fundamentalism in the twenti- of the book is to solve the macro-micro or agency- eth and twenty-first centuries and which has led to the structure problem. Concepts do matter and the term manifestation of a rough picture of Islam in the West.

Self-conscious and intentional studies. Such an approach also rejects the notion of equilibrium, and defines the policy system as a dynamic process. It is The book starts with an explanation of the basic con- suitable for both newcomers and advanced readers.

For cepts of complexity theory, including emergence, self- newcomers, the first part can be seen as a kind of organisation, co-evolution and system dynamics. Furthermore, Turmoil by Michael A. Chicago, IL: Uni- the author discusses the epistemological differences versity of Illinois Press, Finally, the author offers and discusses specific methods The bursting of the real estate bubble in and the of complexity theory.

Considering the contents, the subsequent stock market crash shook fiscal stability book can be seen as an attempt to challenge Christo- across all layers of the US. It Selwyn. The extent of these areas Human-centred notions of development have slowly provides a perceived convenience of their ability to taken over in academic discussions, displacing the pre- cluster industries due to existing systems of infrastruc- vious economic-centred ones.

Welcomed as an advance ture, prevalent tax and regulatory regimes with buyer- from narrow growth-oriented notions, in general, supplier networks, and the accessibility of the human-centred understandings have reinforced the workforce. It rep- development studies from an alternative, critical, per- resents a solid effort to diagnose complexity and ulti- spective. This stress is balanced against the vital theoretical perspectives that may help us address this role assigned to civic networks and the engagement limitation. In this vision, the labour- social safety nets and pensions strengthens the argu- ing class regains its associational and structural powers ment.

In each case, he focuses on both providing a buried inside the book. Furthermore, its proposed job- comprehensive account of their main contributions, as centred strategy as a driver for development is remark- well as arguing how a Marxist understanding of able.

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Ultimately, this well-written lowing a Eurocentric and linear pattern. Yet while his perspective on they choose to devote to certain issues — are a the role of the labouring classes in achieving human response to divided, unclear and volatile public pref- development is a welcome and necessary perspective, erences, as well as the changing objective economic the focus on labour struggles does not seem to give and political conditions that differentially impact on sufficient space or attention to equally central elements policy domains. Yet, readers first step in the right direction.

It is thought-provoking and sheds new Ana Carballo University of Westminster theoretical and empirical light on the policy choices that recent governments and prime ministers have made. To be sure, the book raises many questions about which Britain and Ireland more needs to be said — not least the role of the mass media in transmitting and translating preferences and policy investments, how well the model works beyond Public Policy Investment: Priority-Setting and the — period, and how far actual intra- Conditional Representation in British Statecraft executive discussions and decisions accord with the by Anthony M.

Bertelli and Peter John. Oxford: logic of policy investment. Nevertheless, this book is an Oxford University Press, The essential difference is that these respon- Britain and the War on Terror: Policy, Strategy sibilities in the political sphere revolve around the and Operations by Warren Chin. Farnham: public-policy agenda. Ashgate, The general answer is wide- Global War on Terror. The timeframe studied ranges reaching in its implications. All governments invest from to , which is a very short period, but time and attention in certain policy areas.

The com- it is well analysed in detail by Chin.

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This is clearly a war, the Iraq and Afghanistan operations and, finally, very complex and extensive topic, so Rory Cormac the confrontation of terrorism on home ground. In the final into a rounded work. His structure works very torical elements. This deconstruction process is well and allows the reader to become engaged in both intended to leave no trace of doubt on any of the the regional peculiarities of each country as well as the hypotheses to which he resorts within the main body overarching reach of the forces of Empire and its of the work.

Additionally, his approach is very syn- administrators and supporters. Cormac also notes that thetic, which makes it easier for the reader to extract the Cold War is ever present and the implications of the essential elements of the topics discussed. In this this to the British, who were constantly fearful that the regard, the book is highly recommended for students shadow of communism might envelop their much and early career researchers. The Empire, and with good reason. This has allowed him writing is fluent and energetic, making this book a to focus on the activities of British Intelligence within strong recommendation for all those interested in the Cold War era without the distractions of world British security strategy and planning.

It would have been Oana Elena Branda University of Bucharest very interesting to see how his conclusions would stand up in earlier colonial periods and in larger, more unsettled areas. However, what Cormac has achieved Confronting the Colonies: British Intelligence here is an interesting, well-written, academically solid and Counterinsurgency by Rory Cormac. London: I. In this book, Diamond has eds. The editors use an inter- such a study — the continuity and the change — in this disciplinary approach.

The fundamental enquiry that case within the core executive in Britain. The book is the book tries to address is how public services should separated into two large sections: the theory of gov- be structured so that they provide maximum benefit to erning Britain and the practice of governing Britain. The book provides a theo- picture.

His theoretical passages are very strong and his on from Amartya Sen , and on the other hand, by wider conclusions are very well argued. His writing implementing policies in the arena of health, educa- style is engaging and enjoyable to read. He paints a tion, social security and so on. He argues that the increase in ally towards a goal. Instead, actors, but the system as a whole contribute equally that power has been transferred to other places and because they are in a structural configuration that individuals. Nonetheless, the I found this book to be very interesting and a centre still exercises the core responsibility for enhanc- worthy addition to any British politics bookshelf, but ing the capacity, capability and culture of the system; not groundbreaking.

The ideas contained within can and its role in managing the overall performance of the be seen in other works; while they are perhaps not system and also in providing the strategic initiative is housed within one single work, they are definitely decisive. Subsequent chapters that were envisaged. The trickle- down effect is weak consider recent trends in English national identity e.

Sometimes it becomes ambiguous as it formula, which is used to allocate funding between the tries to deal with many issues all at once. On the whole nations of the UK. The picture that materialises is one it seems that the contributions in the book are appro- of the advent of English identity as an increasingly priate for their intended audience. London: Oneworld, The potential repercussions cut across party politics, constitutional reform and cultural At a time when the modern state is faced with the matters, as well as a whole host of public policy issues.

In a masterly ments takes on the important task of cataloguing and survey he amasses and reviews the available evidence diagnosing the many policy failures of British govern- from a host of sources. These include academic litera- ment. Its format makes it accessible for a popular visual arts and writing. Kenny synthesises this material audience, but means that it frustratingly fails to make into a compelling account of the politics of English any reference to the substantial amount of research that nationhood in the context of declining attachment to exists on policy disasters.

Because of this, a lot of what the notion of the UK as a union state. Similarly, many that he suggests have dominated the debate. Moreover, the author suc- in line with a healthy tradition of self-deprecating cessfully deepens the analysis through the investigation tendencies of the British ruling class, which has of the other aspects of this conflict — namely the social endured a crisis of self-confidence since the breakup of and economic crises such as segregation, weak eco- the British Empire and in successive decades of crisis of nomic growth and sectarianism.

On the other hand, it Agreement. As with any account McDaid effectively demonstrates that the security written by insiders with connections to the political crisis was the main hindrance which decreased the elite, this book is highly revealing of an outlook on the chances for peace. Additionally, he predominantly challenges of governing, which is rather charming, but argues that, despite claims that there were plenty of which is at the same time disabling. It presents only a options within the decision-making mechanism, the faux challenge to the political elite and will readily be archival documents illustrate the opposite position and embraced by them, as it reflects their own worldview.

McDaid provides a comprehensive assessment of the position of several different parties in terms of political, Template for Peace: Northern Ireland, — social and economic policies through archival research. Manchester: Manchester His book is recommended to researchers who work on University Press, Aytac Kadioglu ing Northern Ireland.

Shaun McDaid highlights the University of Nottingham importance of this period by emphasising the signifi- cant change in the history of Northern Ireland along The Origins and Rise of Dissident Irish Repub- with the prorogation of the Northern Ireland parlia- licanism: The Role and Impact of ment Stormont by the British government p. Organizational Splits by John F. The book follows a chronological order for investi- London: Bloomsbury Press, Europe In so doing, Morrison takes a long view. The book is not just about contemporary dissident republicans; it From Europeanisation to Diffusion by Tanja A.

This book summarises eleven articles that were first Such work is all the more valuable in light of the published in a special issue of West European Politics in recent Boston College tapes controversy, and its Therefore, the authors throughout the remainder. As with any book, there are inevitably some points The articles in this special issue are organised into of contention. For example, internment was intro- three groups. While the first group of articles sheds duced by the Northern Ireland government, not the light on the direct influence mechanisms of the EU British parliament, in — although the British gov- e.

And the book might have benefit- tries that do not have an accession perspective. The ted from engaging with pioneering works on Irish dependent variable of these two groups of articles is republicanism particularly the under-studied Official domestic institutional change, particularly with regard IRA by both Sean Swan and Kacper Rekawek. In Overall, however, the book has many strengths. The contrast, the articles in the third group focus on final chapter, in particular, provides an excellent regional institutional change as the dependent variable account of the recent workings of various dissident — namely the degree to which regional integration and groups, and explores the nexus between dissident integration efforts follow EU models.

These articles republicanism and criminality — concluding that only address emulation and thus more indirect mechanisms dialogue will bring about a cessation of dissident activ- of diffusion. Although its impact and support his arguments. The p. However, the articles also show not belong to the field of economics, but rather to some limits of diffusion approaches in the social transitive political economy.

These outcomes p. Given that the author is not a Ruslan Dzarasov. London: Pluto Press, Osipian can be understood internationally. Another reason why Vanderbilt University The Conundrum of Russian Capitalism stands out among its peers is the attempt of the author to fuse a Marxist Portugal in the European Union: Assessing understanding of societal production and distribution Twenty-Five Years of Integration Experience by with Western political economy. Although the result- Laura C.

Ferreira-Pereira ed. Abingdon: ing theoretical approach does not stand on its own, or Routledge, Dzarasov argues that tural adjustment, bringing fundamental societal change the answer may be found in the nature of modern in its wake. This edited volume is a timely edition in Russian capitalism, which has a binary origin: it has its providing a clear account of the social, political and roots in the by now degenerated bureaucratic Stalinist economic historical development of Portugal up until Soviet system and global, financialised capitalism. The aim of the volume is therefore to analyse ers is the extraction of rent through controlling finan- the effect of the integration process in conditioning a cial flows instead of working effectively and making trajectory which brought Portugal, and the wider profits.

Insider rent is formed by surplus value. Eurozone, to the point of crisis. This covers areas such and interacted on the basis of the principle of ration- as post-revolutionary democratisation, the relationship ality and according to decision theory. Two results are between economic restructuring and monetary union, emphasised in the book on the basis of most thorough and changes to society through family relationships, investigations, both theoretically and empirically: first, migration and the welfare state. These include the common second, that the Lisbon Treaty is not a minor reform, agricultural policy, trade, EU structural funds and the but instead represents a major overhaul of the EU Lisbon strategy.

The third part focuses on the changing institutions. To some extent, or at a global level? This section covers areas such as a nascent and its popular legitimacy has hardly increased since European foreign policy and security identity, chang- the Lisbon Treaty came into force in Almost all the time it is simply The authors underline the increased decisiveness of assumed that European integration is the dominant the Union as a whole its group capacity to decide and driver of change.

This may be the case, but the point the increase in winning coalitions after Lisbon, but of academic analysis is surely to explain how and why they fail to see the important redistribution of voting this happens. Such an explanation does not take place, that has also taken place, especially with regard to primarily due to a desire to cover a wide range of Germany.

This effect i. One hardly under- pp. Too little group decisiveness is with great analytical precision so great that at some probabilistically conducive to policy inertia, whereas points, however, it borders on fastidiousness. At the same time, the very Jan-Erik Lane Public Policy Institute, Belgrade invisibility of integration through stealth accounts to a large extent for the march forward of integration into core state competences.

Beyond the Regulatory Polity? The European The volume will prove extremely useful, both as a Integration of Core State Powers by Philipp concise and empirically documented update on the Genschel and Markus Jachtenfuchs eds.


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Oxford: state of European integration for professionals, bureau- Oxford University Press, Beyond the Regulatory ondary. If the present crisis of the EU has proven Polity? The editors and most of the authors of the Market Institutions and Monetary Integration in chapters refine the well-established theory see e. This volume, situated within the neo- policies; b the economies of scale that would result institutionalist literature, is a short volume which adds from integration; and the self-reinforcing, c quasi- to this.

On the supply side of integration, mation institutions help explain the crisis. In the one finds: a political actors arguing and deciding run-up to the single currency, coming into force in publicly; and b much more frequently non- , wage moderation was enforced across most majoritarian actors i.

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Justice and Central Bank pushing forward integration However, once independent national central banks had by stealth. On superior pluralism of the EU as an entity, a power the other hand, states such as Portugal or Greece, player in international law and politics, a legal subject lacking such institutions, have fared less well. Com- of both national and supra-national law, and more- petitiveness of southern European political economies over a pluralist federal state.

The book maps the corpus was hindered, especially by public sector unions, as of constitutional pluralism discourse as espoused new freedoms led to wage increases. This is due to the fact that there is no under- This must be considered a constitutional pluralism, in particular bringing the limiting factor for the explanatory potential of this various camps together, the shortfall of the book is volume.

In new under the sun. Sean Morris the diverging constitutional legal pluralist thoughts. Territory and the Rise of the Meso by Michael This analysis is particularly interesting because it is Keating. The In this book, Michael Keating makes a deep and rich book is particularly interesting for those scholars reflection about the role of territory in the current involved in federalist and European integration studies, political, social and economic situation in Europe.

The comparative politics and policy-making studies. After this, Keating investigates how social and ceptual and empirical challenges they pose? These are economic interests are adapting to rescaling and how the fundamental questions which Christoph Knill et al. This explains the implications of the rescaling process for work is the collective product of a new research self-government and social solidarity, while in Chapter project, headed by Professor Knill at the University of 9 there is a deep and precise analysis of the dynamics Konstanz, which aims to integrate a policy sector more of this process, especially how regional governments commonly discussed in American political science are becoming strong political actors and how constitu- circles than within the European context.

Linking tional reforms are now a permanent feature in Euro- apparently quite disparate social phenomena such as pean politics. The book ends with some reflections on abortion, assisted suicide, stem-cell research, same-sex how the economic crisis has affected the rescaling rights, prostitution, gun ownership, drug consumption process. A broad range of empiri- space for institution building. A great part of the text is dedicated to hope to see.

The book is rooted in the assumption that partici- While this can occasionally become repetitious, it is an patory democracy is a fundamentally positive ideal, and invaluable step in developing the common language, therefore the demonstration of weaknesses in the understanding and frames of reference necessary for operation of participatory democracy that the authors explaining these contemporary social phenomena.

Given the growing literature on the EU as a structur- ally un-democratic web of institutions that cannot be Adam Standring Universidade Nova de Lisboa approached in a similar fashion to state-level govern- ment, it is surprising that the authors have not engaged with this body of literature; at the very least, to De-Mystification of Participatory Democracy: reinforce the findings relating to the lack of plurality in EU Governance and Civil Society by Beate civil society engagement as symptomatic of deficiencies Kohler-Koch and Christine Quittkat.

In De-Mystification of Participatory Democracy, Kohler- That said, this is an enjoyable, focused and well- Koch and Quittkat attempt the Herculean task of scru- written volume in an important and under-researched tinising the mechanics and reality of civil society area that will be of value to those interested in the involvement in the governance of the EU through a operation of civil society at the EU level. Oxford: Berghahn sections cover the consultation regimes of the Com- Books, Kornetis makes an important observation that signifies Nikos Christofis the developments taking place within the student Leiden University movement itself.

This is the first full account of the shifting What is of great significance is the fact that a com- history of this primarily Muslim region and its popu- parative perspective is adopted at times, which gives lation, and the authors succeed in their undertaking. Kornetis the opportunity to avoid an ethnocentric Thus, this is a fascinating book leading and guiding the interpretation of events.

Comparisons allow Kornetis reader through the ups and downs, peaceful and espe- to draw similarities and demonstrate with great dexter- cially conflict-burdened times of the region, showing ity how the Greek student movement was affected by and analysing the divisions and unfulfilled aims for other student movements in other parts of the world autonomy.

Drawing, implicitly or explic- rison devotes his chapters to the more recent history itly, parallels from other countries Kornetis argues leading up to Each of them is responsible for convincingly that the new generation of students was eight chapters, offering valuable information. Over defined and influenced by Western European and pages, supported by 80 pages of endnotes and American cultural points of reference: rock music, bibliography, Morrison and Roberts offer an amazing, movies such as Woodstock and The Strawberry Statement, sometimes almost overwhelming quantity of facts and and the blue jeans outfit instead of ties and suits.

All of information. It is an impressive work that out the Balkans. Unfortu- contribution not only to the field of Modern Greek nately, the study lacks a concluding chapter, summing history, but also to social and student movements. This might very well be the movement is undergoing significant changes. Finally, case. She offers an condensed and more general focus.

Nevertheless, jour- overview of the reform process in Russia and places it nalists and practitioners might benefit from this highly within an international context by comparing reform important study as well. Six maps are very useful and outcomes with the experience of other countries. Moller Skolen, Schleswig, Germany can partially undertake the investments envisaged in the energy strategy up to The volume provides fresh knowledge on energy as Russian Energy and Security Up to by one of the complex issues facing Russia in the new Susanne Oxenstierna and Veli-Pekka Tynkkynen millennium.

The volume should be a welcome read eds. In contrast to commonly context of strategic management of the Russian used quantitative opinion surveys, with little insight economy. Then they discuss the prospects of following into what legitimacy means to the respondents, the the strategic guidelines of an energy policy and how author opted for a qualitative cross-textual analysis. She explains European Commission, Council, Parliament and Court that the accident in Fukushima in has not of Justice through official documents, speeches and changed the resolution of Russia to pursue nuclear press conferences.

In addition, she analyses short-term power expansion, although Russia lags behind in case studies in the national public sphere — namely having sufficient technology and investment for such France and Germany — based on newspapers and intel- expansion. Integration cannot be seen studied by Tynkkynen. He discusses the security impli- as a Pareto sum game where everybody wins, as the cations of the increasing potential of Russian-EU trade early legitimacy strategies harmony, consensus and the in Russian renewable energy resources, which raises convergence of interests in a European common good, new questions regarding EU-Russia energy depend- pursued on the basis of expert rationality suggested, ency.

Conclusions in each 2. In order to explain this shift, which, according to chapter make the work easily accessible. This emphasises research. It remains unclear where Schrag Sternberg the role of discursive drivers, such as neoliberal dis- defines the added value of her work, if her work is course and ideas of policy makers. The empirical neither identifying causalities nor generating hypoth- argument aims to explain: 1 what accounts for the eses. Commission interaction, national governments remain Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, Abingdon: to stimulate bottom-up participation and loose Routledge, Are political parties context.

What is more, it is among state? What they find is that those parties Parochial Global Europe: 21st Century Trade have not withdrawn or disengaged from their social Politics by Alasdair R. Young and John Peterson. The authors attribute this outbreak of the financial crisis in — Their inconsistent depiction of the EU to the fact that most empirical cases range from some of the oldest and most researchers only focus on individual aspects of Euro- establishes parties within this party family e. The balance of sion, imagination and trust. Given these premises, economic power with the respective trade partner s as the downfall of the EU polity will be inevitable.

The a fourth factor captures the importance of the interna- author identifies three scenarios of disintegration: the tional context in EU trade policy making. Reintegration may materialise policy system. For Zielonka, the only viable option would be a in EU trade policy and argue convincingly to think of neo-medieval Europe. EU trade policy as two two-level games — national-EU For its clarity, the book will appeal to both students and EU-international — linked by the principal-agent and non-experts interested in the destiny of the Euro- relationship between the Council and the Commis- pean polity.

It offers a cogent analysis of the economic, sion. Furthermore, Young and Peterson demonstrate political and institutional problems affecting the EU that the two-level game can not only be applied to machinery and a convincing discussion of the possible negotiation processes, but also serves as a fruitful heu- scenarios for reintegration. However, possible develop- ristic instrument in other trade policy areas. With this ments emerging from a state-centred differentiated analytical framework the authors succeed in explaining integration e.

Cambridge: ence between regionalisation and Europeanisation, Polity Press, However, the author provides too Westphalian model of the EU will pave the way to the little evidence to persuade readers that the European reconstruction of a new order characterised by flexi- new medievalism would rescue European integration.

In his view, the break-up of the EU will Elisabetta Mocca strengthen rather than weaken European integration. Divided into nine chapters, it adopts a bottom-up Despite the above, this book is systematically devel- approach to the evolution of intra-regional interactions oped, theoretically sophisticated and richly docu- particularly since the end of the Cold War that deter- mented. Its goals have been achieved as well. First of all, the research provides neither a provocative Foreign policy makers in Beijing have long sought to argument nor a predominant focus.

While the author offset American influence in the Asia-Pacific. Second, while the book lacks a detailed enjoy selective membership. Beijing is seizing the opportunity to expand international system, there is a notable portion on the influence within multilateral organisations, promoting US.

Third, the author views Southeast Asia mation after three decades of economic growth. Nonetheless, this term is Asia and Australia, respectively. Attention is given to coined precisely in order to talk about nationalism. The between regions, characterised by varying emphases on first five contributions deal with the historical and trade, investment, energy, minerals, security and terri- ideological matters that led to the formation of the torial integrity.

Beeson and Li highlight the nuances of Taliban. Advanced readers should quickly move Zabul and Uruzgan provinces since the Soviet occu- through the initial chapters and focus on the extended pation Martine van Bijlert, p. The North Waziristan Gopal et al. The other regions and issues related to the approach to inclusion of a chapter pertaining to Sino-Australian ending the Long War. Ironically, however, the book does not discuss however, has sustained US hegemony as Japan and the exit strategy for the international forces, which in China were unwilling or unable to establish counter- every sense is a minus.

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